Visit The Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island, Ga

The historical Reynolds Mansion on Sapelo Island offers a quiet escape into the untouched outdoors. It is wilderness at its finest.

A 20-minute ferry ride from the mainland dock located in Meridan, Ga is all that separates this timeless treasure from the fast-paced world in which we live. Upon arrival, an employee greets guests and ushers them to the estate.

The estate is located at the south end of the island under towering oak trees. The sublime environment offers a perfect backdrop for corporate retreats, family reunions, wedding ceremonies or a quiet getaway.

“We do not want the island to become commercialized, but we do want visitors to experience the island and its unique characteristics,” said a native of Sapelo Island.

Locally known as “The Big House,” The Reynolds Mansion can accommodate up 29 guests at a time, offering 13 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms. Golf carts, beach access and meals are included.

The ferry docked on Sapelo Island, Ga.

Architecture on the south lawn of The Reynolds Mansion.

View of the marsh off Sapelo Island, a barrier island on the Georgia Coast.

The estate was first established in 1802 by Thomas Spalding, a statesman and architect, who originally named the property Spalding Plantation Manor. Over two centuries, several owners have purchased the mansion and made their mark on the estate’s history. The Reynolds Mansion’s name is derived from the tobacco heir Richard Reynolds. The University of Georgia bought the old stables from the Reynolds family to transform into a marine institute for research. Today, the Reynolds Mansion is a state landmark and is operated by the State of Georgia.

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– Christen Patterson


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